|A river boat at Chicoutimi awaits the tourist season|
|Snow on the hills above L'Anse St. Jean, late May|
|St. François-Xavier cathedral|
On the other hand, the World, the Flesh and the Devil obviously put up a fight against the religious message in Chicoutimi where nightclubs, bars and gambling halls abound as well. Even at our (very decent) Hotel du Fjord was a room full of one armed bandits with elderly men playing them at breakfast time on both mornings, a sad sight. We were next to the bus station but didn't see many busses. A Place Centre Ville is currently being constructed at Chicoutimi to link the shopping street, library, city hall, etc. to the waterfront park, which used to be an industrial dockland, by means of a partly covered, vast concourse, an ambitious landscaping project. Rue Racine, the main street (named after a Monseigneur), will then become a pedestrian zone. Our respects to the mayor and city councillors of Chicoutimi for their leadership and vision––good for them!
|Attempts to tame the Saguenay River at Jonquière|